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Ohio-Mike
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Wireless Adapter

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I just received my new Inspiron 17 5000 series laptop. It contains the Dell Wireless-N 1705 + Bluetooth 4.0 card. I can only get 72 MBPS with this card and Window updates are taking forever.

I have a dual band router that my old laptop got consistent 300MBPS with solid connections

 I am ready to return this new laptop unless I can find a way to either fix or find a replacement wireless adapter card. Any ideas on a remedy.

Thanks

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Ohio-Mike
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RE: Wireless Adapter

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Rick,

I will see what is available from Intel's website.

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RE: Wireless Adapter

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Ohio-Mike,

The Dell Wireless 1705 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHZ) will connect on 2.4GHz ONLY. It uses dual streaming on 2.4GHz. Try using channel 11 on the 2.4GHz side of your wireless router. Are you using WPA2 Security?

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Ohio-Mike
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RE: Wireless Adapter

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RockStar,

Sorry for the delay in replying.

I am using channel 11 along with WPA2 Security.

Is there a dual band adapter I can swap the 1705 with? I hate to resort to a USB adapter.

Open to any suggestions.

OhioMike

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RE: Wireless Adapter

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OhioMike,

I would need to know the exact model number of your Inspiron 17R. Should have a 4 digit number after the model number.

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Ohio-Mike
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Rick,

The model # is 5748.

Mike

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Mike,

I don't see drivers listed for any wireless adapters that have 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz for this system. I see it uses a Half Mini card. If you find a half mini card that offers Windows 8 drivers, it should work If you find an Intel adapter, try using the earliest drivers you can find for that adapter as there are some connection issues with the later drivers.

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Ohio-Mike
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Rick,

I will see what is available from Intel's website.

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